NBA Preview: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

by Dirty on February 23, 2012

Betting on OKC Thunder Basketball The Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Oddsmakers currently have the Thunder listed as 6-point favorites versus the Lakers, while the game’s total is sitting at 194.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 96-91 result against the Mavericks on February 22. The Lakers covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 187 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 119-104 result against the Celtics on February 22. The Thunder covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 223 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Los Angeles:
Team record: 20-13 SU, 16-17 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games
LA Lakers are 18-4 SU in their last 22 games when playing Oklahoma City
LA Lakers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City

When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Oklahoma City:
Team record: 26-7 SU, 18-15 ATS
Current streak: won 4 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of last 16 games

When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Minnesota, Wednesday, February 29
Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 29

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